The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Chapter 3

Blog 1943 – 01.19.2021

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Chapter 3

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Chapter 3

When Dorothy first met the Scarecrow she had no way of knowing all the adventures that they would share down the yellow brick road. The Scarecrow needed help getting down off his cross in the cornfield where he had been trapped ever so long and Dorothy needed a friend and a traveling companion.

As her first and longest friend, he was given the honor at her farewell to Oz, at the end of the book, of hearing Dorothy say, “ And, Scarecrow, I will miss you most of all.” When it comes our time to say good-bye to all our friends which one will miss us the most and we them? I am not one who believes too strongly in a hierarchy of loves but rather that we should love everyone the highest and best we can.

And yet as David said of his best friend Jonathan there are those friendships that rise to the level of being unforgettable. We cherish those especially and that one that changes our lives most definitely. The little girl alone in a strange land, on an uncertain quest with her little dog Toto, met a person of seemingly little substance, a head full of straw, and wobbly legs, but a determined resolve to lay down his life for his new friend if need be – a true and a brave friend. As Forest Gump said of his best good friend, Bubba, “Even I know that does’t come along every day.”

Celebrate your friends, especially that one you would miss most of all.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

If Ever I Would Leave You

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